When you buy something, you have a right to expect it to work in the proper manner. For example, a drill should be safe to use and operate, without fear of getting a shock or being hurt in some other way. Similarly a child’s toy should be fit for the purpose it is intended for, so the child does not come into any danger because they have that toy.
Dangerous goods should not be available for sale in the first place. Thankfully there are very few instances that occur where goods slip through the testing process that must be completed before they are put up for sale to the public.
What are dangerous goods?
Goods that are deemed to be dangerous can include anything that poses a risk to the public. It can even include foodstuffs that are past their use-by date and can therefore give you food poisoning if you were to buy and eat them.
Similarly, you might be injured by a shelving unit that says it can take a certain amount of weight, but which collapses on you when loaded with far less than this. Another example might involve a ladder that is designed to be used in a specific way and to take a certain weight, and yet does not operate correctly and collapses when used. There are numerous other examples you might be able to think of, but thankfully they tend to be just that – examples. Very few people will ever be affected by faulty and dangerous goods like this.
Have you been affected?
Of course, while most people will never have to consider making a claim for dangerous goods compensation, there are instances where people will be in a position to try and claim.
Dangerous goods compensation is hard to calculate without knowing the exact facts behind what happened. That is why we would always recommend you make a call to Accident Advice Helpline.
Our team has been able to win dangerous goods compensation claims on behalf of many clients. Perhaps we could do the same for you as well. If you think there could be a chance of this, give the enquiry line a ring now on 0800 689 0500.
Since this is an 0800 number, there is no charge to you to call it. We provide free no-obligation advice as well, so why not take advantage of our service now?